once i had that same prob!!! and worse!!! directx was completely crazy!!!! no game with ogl or d3d worked!!! this happened after i ran epsxe , only sims (a game that doen't require any video acceleration) worked....i tryied to reinstall windows, directx ....no good... i had to format my hard drive! ( i REALLY hope this is not happening to you)
if you do you will regret it ....for the rest of you life!!
try running epsxe in another computer ( a friend's) or so....maybe you can find out what's wrong....
Look, everyone is supporting you here....keep trying....it will be worth it!
man, I had the same problem with a bad copied CD I mean a CD burned without RAW option on maybe better try with an original CD of a game that should run for sure like Metal Gear Solid how didi you burned that CD ? which sw and which options ?
Click Start then Run
type in "Command" (without the quotes)
In the DOS Box, type.
ePSXe -cdrom F: -nogui
Now what you should get is both the Sony Screen and then the PlayStation Screen.
If it hangs at the Sony screen, then this usually means (to me) that the CDR Plugin cant read the CD properly, try the Barrart-Kazzuya one or Pete's!
If it hangs at the PlayStation Screen, then CDRom options might need tweaking, like Accurate CDR Timing!
If Game works... Smile!
If not, press Escape and copy what has outputted into that DOS window and paste it here!